• August 2014: Yorkshire Month

    1st August is Yorkshire Day, but we decided that one day just wasn’t enough to celebrate the culture, people, industry, beauty, and downright quirkiness of our historic county – and so we’re designating August 2014 Yorkshire Month!

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  • Velorama - featuring Beryl Burton

    On the weekend of  5th/6th July 2014, all eyes turned to Yorkshire for Le Grand Depart: the first two stages of the Tour de France.  As part of the celebrations, here’s an opportunity to see an excerpt from Daisy Asquith’s Velorama – a specially-made new film celebrating a century of cycling, which features a wealth of YFA footage.

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  • Le Grand D├ępart - what a weekend!

    Yorkshire certainly put on an amazing show this weekend, with 2.5m people turning out to line the route of the first two stages of the Tour De France.

    As Le Tour heads away from Yorkshire, there's still a chance to immerse yourself in all things bike-related with our short film, which captures the joys of our personal cycling journeys "From Trike to Bike".

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  • Filmed and Not Forgotten

    ‘Filmed and Not Forgotten’ is our project to mark the centenary commemorations of World War I by preserving, curating and creating access to a collection of original film material.  The project focuses on our small collection of films made between 1910 - 1925, showing regiments and troops based in Yorkshire, and the people living and working in those communities during that period - a visually evocative and compelling record of life in our region.

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YFA Selects

1916
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This film was made for the Ripon Palladium Cinema where it was shown in May 1916.  It captures a sports day for the people...
1915
3665
Made during the First World War, this film documents the inspection of the 5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment by General...
1914-1918
1142
This film, made by Debenham & Co. of York, was made in order to raise money for the dependents of war casualties as well as...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.